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Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Breaks The Code In First Trailer For ‘The Imitation Game’

Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Breaks The Code In First Trailer For 'The Imitation Game'

We may be in the sticky heat of July, but eyes are already turned to the awards season. Tomorrow, the Toronto International Film Festival will be unveiling the first titles of their slate, and it will be an interesting window into what the studios will be trotting out as their contenders. And one that is still in play for Toronto (and its competitors) is The Weinstein Company‘s “The Imitation Game,” and the first two trailers are here to show you why they paid $7 million for the rights earlier this year.

Benedict Cumberbatch leads the film as Alan Turing in the true-story tale about the man credited with cracking the German Enigma code, and the race against time he and his team faced at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment (read: he was persecuted for his homosexuality), but his work and legacy live on.

Co-starring Keira Knightley, and directed by Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game” opens on November 21st and will have its European Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.

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The UK Teaser is better, it's more emotional without giving away the entire plot. It's interesting that the US version is the only one to reveal Turing's homosexuality, I'm not sure if it's due to it being more well-known in the UK or if there's quiet homophobia. At least they didn't make it look like it was a love story between Knightley and Cumberbatch (their real-life counterparts were engaged briefly, likely to save face).


Looks really generic


Oh yay. Another trailer that appears to show us 3/4 of the movie's story to save us the expense of actually watching it.

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